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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 1st November 2006

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1    Locus Standi Reports,-Ordered, That the Reports of proceedings before the Court of Referees during Sessions 1991-92 to 2005-06 be printed [No. 1707].

2    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Peter Atkinson reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

3    Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Police and Justice Bill to which this House has disagreed, for which insistence they assign their Reasons; they do not insist on certain of their Amendments and propose Amendments in lieu thereof; they agree without Amendment to the Amendments made by this House to certain of the Lords' Amendments; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed;

    And they agree to the Animal Welfare Bill with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of this House.

4     Police and Justice Bill,— Lords Non-Insistence, Amendments in Lieu, Insistences and Reasons to the Police and Justice Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 241].

5    Animal Welfare Bill,— Lords Amendments to the Animal Welfare Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 240].

6    Registration of Off-Road Bikes,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require off-road bikes to be registered; and for connected purposes: And that Barbara Keeley, Anne Snelgrove, Chris Bryant, Natascha Engel, Lynda Waltho, Mr Ian Austin, Jim Dobbin, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Mr Andy Reed, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Mrs Siān C. James do prepare and bring it in.

7    Registration of Off-Road Bikes Bill,—Barbara Keeley accordingly presented a Bill to require off-road bikes to be registered; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 17th November and to be printed [Bill 239].

8    Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Jack Straw relating to:—

    (1) Legislative Process;

    (2) Communications Allowance;

    (3) September Sittings;

    (4) Matters Sub Judice;

    (5) Select Committee Evidence;

    (6) European Standing Committees; and

    (7) Short Speeches

    not later than Seven o'clock; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

9    Legislative Process,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House welcomes the First Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the Legislative Process (House of Commons Paper No. 1097); approves in particular the proposals for the committal of bills to committees with powers to take evidence to become the normal practice for programmed government bills which start in this House; agrees that this be achieved by Standing Orders through the programming process, with such committees having freedom to decide how many evidence sessions should be held; agrees that the notice period for amendments to bills to be selected for debate in standing committee should, subject to the discretion of the Chair, be extended from two days to three days; supports the renaming of the various kinds of standing committee along the lines proposed by the Committee; and endorses the proposals for the gradual development of improved documentation and explanatory processes relating to bills—(Mr Jack Straw);

10    Deferred Divisions,—The Deputy Speaker announced the results of the Divisions which had been deferred to this day, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions):

    Northern Ireland,—That the draft Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 9th October, be approved.

      Ayes: 250.

      Noes: 226.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Voluntary Reduction ("Modulation") of Direct Farm Support Payments,—That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10014/06, Draft Council Regulation laying down rules for voluntary modulation of direct payments provided for in Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, and amending Regulation (EC) No. 1290/2005; and welcomes the voluntary modulation proposal as a means of providing additional funding for rural development programmes in the United Kingdom which will help meet the Government's commitment to sustainable rural development; but supports the Government in wanting to ensure that the voluntary modulation rules operate in a way appropriate to the needs of the United Kingdom.

      Ayes: 247.

      Noes: 226.

    So the Question was agreed to.

11    Legislative Process,—A Motion was made, and the Question being again proposed, That this House welcomes the First Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the Legislative Process (House of Commons Paper No. 1097); approves in particular the proposals for the committal of bills to committees with powers to take evidence to become the normal practice for programmed government bills which start in this House; agrees that this be achieved by Standing Orders through the programming process, with such committees having freedom to decide how many evidence sessions should be held; agrees that the notice period for amendments to bills to be selected for debate in standing committee should, subject to the discretion of the Chair, be extended from two days to three days; supports the renaming of the various kinds of standing committee along the lines proposed by the Committee; and endorses the proposals for the gradual development of improved documentation and explanatory processes relating to bills:—It was agreed to.

12    Legislative Process (Standing Orders),—Ordered, That the following repeals of Standing Orders, new Standing Orders, and amendments to Standing Orders be made with effect from the start of the next Session of Parliament; and that references to standing committees in other orders and resolutions of this House be construed accordingly:

    (i) Standing Orders repealed

    Standing Order No. 84 (Constitution of standing committees)

    Standing Order No. 91 (Special standing committees)

    Standing Order No. 101 (Scottish Standing Committees)

    (ii) New Standing Orders

    Public bill committees

      A.—(1) A public bill committee shall be appointed for the consideration of each bill committed to such a committee, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5).

      (2) A public bill committee to which a bill is, or certain provisions of a bill are, committed by means of a programme order under Standing Order No. 83A (Programming motions) shall have the power to send for persons, papers and records.

      (3) A public bill committee given the power (under paragraph (2) of this order or paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order)) to send for persons, papers and records may hear oral evidence at such meetings as the committee may appoint, and, unless the committee otherwise orders, all such evidence shall be given in public. The oral evidence shall be printed in the official report of the committee's debates and the committee shall have power to report written evidence to the House as if it were a select committee.

      (4) A Scottish public bill committee shall be appointed for the consideration of—

      (a) each bill certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a public bill committee, and

      (b) each bill committed to a Scottish public bill committee.

      (5) The Committee of Selection may not nominate a public bill committee in respect of a private Member's bill while proceedings in another public bill committee on a private Member's bill are still active, unless notice of a motion in support of that nomination has been tabled by a Minister of the Crown:

      Provided that, if a private Member in charge of a bill for which a public bill committee has been nominated informs the Committee of Selection that he does not intend for the time being to proceed with the committee stage of his bill, the committee may nominate another public bill committee; but in such cases the first public bill committee may not meet until the second public bill committee has concluded its proceedings.

    General committees

      B. The following committees shall be general committees:

      (a) second reading committees;

      (b) public bill committees;

      (c) committees to consider bills on report;

      (d) the Scottish Grand Committee;

      (e) the Welsh Grand Committee;

      (f) the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

      (g) the Regional Affairs Committee;

      (h) Delegated Legislation Committees;

      (i) the European Standing Committees.

    (iii) Amendments to Standing Orders

    Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business):

      Leave out line 81 and insert the words 'public bill committee'.

    Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills):

      In the title, at end add the words 'not subject to a programme order.'

      Line 6, after the word 'motion' insert '(a)'.

      Line 7, leave out the words 'or to a special standing committee'.

      Line 10, after the word 'Commons', insert the words '; or

      (b) to give a public bill committee to which a bill has been committed under this order the power to send for persons, papers and records'.

    Standing Order No. 80A (Carry-over of bills):

      Line 30, after the word 'bill' insert the words 'and any evidence received by the committee'.

    Standing Order No. 83A (Programming of bills):

      Line 9, at the end insert a new paragraph:

      '(2A) A programme motion may not disapply paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. A (Public bill committees).'.

      Standing Order No. 83C (Programming sub-committees):

      Line 63, at the end insert the words—

      Provided that the Chairman may allow a sitting at which oral evidence is heard to continue for up to a quarter of an hour beyond the time provided for in the resolution.'.

      Standing Order No. 86 (Nomination of standing committees):

      Line 29, at the end insert the words—

      '(iii) for the consideration of any bill a draft of which, or of parts of which, has been considered by a committee of this House, the Committee of Selection shall treat a Member's membership of that committee as one of the qualifications to which it shall have regard.

    Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees):

      Line 6, after the word 'sitting' insert the words 'and subject to the proviso in paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. A (Public bill committees)'.

    Standing Order No. 90 (Second reading committees):

      Line 26, leave out paragraph (3).

    Standing Order No. 92 (Consideration on report of certain bills by a standing committee):

      Line 4, leave out the words 'standing committee' and insert the words 'committee to consider bills on report' instead thereof.

    Standing Order No. 97 (Scottish Grand Committee (bills in relation to their principle)):

      Line 46, leave out the words 'Standing Committee (or to a special standing committee)' and insert the words 'public bill committee' instead thereof.

      Leave out line 53 and insert the words 'public bill committee' instead thereof.

    Standing Order No. 117 (Standing Committee on Regional Affairs):

      Leave out the title and insert the words 'Regional Affairs Committee' instead thereof.

      Line 2, leave out the words 'Standing Committee on Regional Affairs' and insert the words 'Regional Affairs Committee' instead thereof.

    Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation):

      Leave out the title and insert the words 'Delegated Legislation Committees' instead thereof.

      Line 2, leave out the words 'Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation' and insert the words 'Delegated Legislation Committees' instead thereof.

      Line 5, at the end insert the words '; and those instruments shall be distributed among the committees by the Speaker.'

      Line 15, leave out the words 'Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation' and insert the words 'Delegated Legislation Committee' instead thereof.

    Standing Order No. 161 (Duties of Serjeant at Arms with respect to the public):

      Line 14, leave out the words 'select and standing'.

    (iv) Other amendments to Standing Orders relating to nomenclature

    Leave out the word 'standing' and insert the words 'public bill' instead thereof in the following Standing Orders, as indicated:

      No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays), line 22;

      No. 63 (Committal of bills), lines 4, 15 and 30;

      No. 73 (Report of bills committed to standing committees), the title and line 4;

      No. 76 (Debate on bill reported from standing committee), the title and line 1;

      No. 80A (Carry-over of bills), lines 41, 43, 51 and 54;

      No. 83A (Programming of bills), lines 19, 25 and 30;

      No. 83C (Programming sub-committees), lines 2 and 51;

      No. 83D (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings in standing committee or in committee of the whole House), the title and line 2;

      No. 86 (Nomination of standing committees), line 22; and

      No. 120 (Business sub-committees), line 2.

    Leave out the word 'standing' and insert the word 'general' instead thereof in the following Standing Orders, as indicated:

      No. 85 (Chairmen of standing committees), the title and lines 1, 7, 13, 15 and 20;

      No. 86 (Nomination of standing committees), the title and line 9;

      No. 87 (Attendance of law officers and ministers in standing committees), the title and lines 3, 17 and 20;

      No. 88 (Meeting of standing committees), the title and lines 1, 10, 19 and 43;

      No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees), the title and lines 9, 13, 16, 29, 34, 44, 51 and 55;

      No. 92 (Consideration on report of certain bills by a standing committee), the title;

      No. 93 (Scottish Grand Committee (composition and business)), line 1;

      No. 102 (Welsh Grand Committee (composition and business)), line 1;

      No. 109 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (composition and business)), line 1;

      No. 117 (Regional Affairs Committee), line 1;

      No. 119 (European Standing Committees), line 1; and

      No. 152C (Tax law rewrite (joint committee)), line 23.

    Leave out the word 'standing' in the following Standing Orders, as indicated:

      No. 86 (Nomination of standing committees), line 4;

      No. 92 (Consideration on report of certain bills by a standing committee), line 12;

      No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), lines 1 and 6.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

13    Legislative Process (Notice for Amendments in Public Bill Committee),—A Motion was made and the Question being proposed, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, notices of amendments to bills committed to a public bill committee should be tabled not later than three sitting days, calculated in accordance with Standing Order No. 12(3) (House not to sit on certain Fridays), before the sitting at which they are to be considered—(Mr Jack Straw);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Steve McCabe, Huw Irranca-Davies: 223.

      Tellers for the Noes, Danny Alexander, Mr Adrian Sanders: 172.

So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, notices of amendments to bills committed to a public bill committee should be tabled not later than three sitting days, calculated in accordance with Standing Order No. 12(3) (House not to sit on certain Fridays), before the sitting at which they are to be considered.

14    Communications Allowance,—A Motion was made, and the Question put, That this House welcomes the principle of establishing, from 1st April 2007, a separate Allowance for Members of Parliament to assist in the work of communicating with the public on parliamentary business and instructs the Members Estimate Committee to prepare a detailed proposal for such an allowance—(Mr Jack Straw);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Steve McCabe, Huw Irranca-Davies: 290.

      Tellers for the Noes, Andrew Rosindell, Mr Crispin Blunt: 199.

So the Question was agreed to. Resolved, That this House welcomes the principle of establishing, from 1st April 2007, a separate Allowance for Members of Parliament to assist in the work of communicating with the public on parliamentary business and instructs the Members Estimate Committee to prepare a detailed proposal for such an allowance And it being after Seven o'clock the Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the remaining Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions relating to September Sittings, Matters Sub Judice, Select Committee Evidence, European Standing Committees (Temporary Nomination) and Short Speeches.

15    September Sittings,—A Motion was made, and the Question put, That this House welcomes the introduction of a procedure for the tabling and answering of written questions and the making of written ministerial statements during the summer adjournment, as adopted by the House on 24th July for the current session; accordingly reconsiders the part of its resolution of 29th October 2002 endorsing the proposal for September sittings; and is of the opinion that the House should not sit during September (except pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances))—(Mr Jack Straw);

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 6 to leave out from the word 'should' to end and insert the words 'hold regular sittings for a period in September', instead thereof.—(Mr David Winnick.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Chris Mullin, Mr Peter Bone: 122.

      Tellers for the Noes, Steve McCabe, Huw Irranca-Davies: 354.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put:—It was agreed to.

    Resolved, That this House welcomes the introduction of a procedure for the tabling and answering of written questions and the making of written ministerial statements during the summer adjournment, as adopted by the House on 24th July for the current session; accordingly reconsiders the part of its resolution of 29th October 2002 endorsing the proposal for September sittings; and is of the opinion that the House should not sit during September (except pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances)).

16    Matters Sub Judice (No. 1),—Resolved, That this House approves the Second Report from the Procedure Committee (House of Commons Paper No. 714) on the Application of the sub judice rule to proceedings in coroners' courts.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

17    Matters Sub Judice (No. 2),—Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament,

    (1) the following Standing Order (Sub judice) be made:

    42A. The Speaker, or the chairman, may direct any Member who breaches the terms of the sub judice resolution of the House to resume his seat.; and

    (2) the following amendment to Standing Order No. 89(3)(c) (Procedure in standing/general committees) be made:

    Line 40, after the word 'repetition),' insert the words 'No. 42A (Sub judice).'.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

18    Select Committee Evidence,—Resolved, That this House approves the Second Report from the Liaison Committee (House of Commons Paper No. 1271) on A New Publication Order for Select Committee Evidence.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

19    European Standing Committees (Temporary Nomination),—Ordered, That the Order of the House of 7th July 2005 relating to European Standing Committees (Temporary Nomination) shall continue to have effect until the end of the next Session of Parliament.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

20    Short Speeches,—A Motion was made and the Question put, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the following amendment to Standing Order No. 47 (Short speeches) be made—(Mr Jack Straw.);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Steve McCabe, Huw Irranca-Davies: 365.

      Tellers for the Noes, Miss Ann Widdecombe, Bob Spink: 62.

So the Question was agreed to. Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the following amendment to Standing Order No. 47 (Short speeches) be made.

21    Notices of Questions,—Ordered, That, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (a) of the proviso to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of questions, motions and amendments), notices of questions for oral answer on Wednesday 22nd November may be given on Wednesday 15th November.—(Mr Jack Straw.)

22    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from the residents of Brighton and others for the investigation of attacks on and killing of gay people in Iraq by the Badr Death Squads was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

23    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Michael Foster.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till three minutes past Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.03 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Ten o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Corporation Tax,—(1) Real Estate Investment Trusts (Assessment and Recovery of Tax) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2867);

    (2) Real Estate Investment Trusts (Breach of Conditions) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2864);

    (3) Real Estate Investment Trusts (Financial Statements of Group Real Estate Investment Trusts) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2865); and

    (4) Real Estate Investment Trusts (Joint Ventures) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2866),

    dated 1st November 2006 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ed Balls].

2    Government Trading Funds,—Ordnance Survey Trading Fund (Maximum Borrowing) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 2835), dated 24th October 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

3    Government Resources and Accounts,—Report and Accounts of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency for 2005-06, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1538] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the—

    (1) Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery; and

    (2) Northern Ireland Social Care Council

    for 2005-06, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [Nos. 1676 and 1667] [Mr Secretary Hain].

5    Work and Pensions,—Paper, entitled Delivering on Child Poverty: what would it take? [by Command] [Cm. 6951] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, draft Service Voters' Registration Period Order 2006 and the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated seventeen Members to serve on the Committee: Ms Karen Buck, Mr Stephen Crabb, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Robert Flello, Mr Michael Foster (Worcester), Michael Jabez Foster, Simon Hughes, Mark Hunter, Daniel Kawczynski, Margaret Moran, Julie Morgan, Bridget Prentice, Mark Pritchard, Emily Thornberry, Mr Andrew Turner, Kitty Ussher and Angela Watkinson.

2    Draft Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Karen Buck, Mr Ken Purchase, David Heyes and Emily Thornberry from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Rosie Cooper, Mr Robert Flello, Mr Neil Gerrard and Dr Doug Henderson.

    European Standing Committees

3    European Union Document 10774/05 and Addendum 1, relating to European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

4    European Union Document Nos. 11222/06 and 11228/06 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Implementing the Hague Programme on justice and home affairs, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Sustainable Schools]; to be printed [No. 1150-v] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Climate change: The "citizen's agenda"], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1688-ii] [Mr Michael Jack].

3    Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and the Environment of the Environmental Audit Committee [The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment]; to be printed [No. 1686-ii] [Mr Tim Yeo].

4    European Scrutiny,—(1) Fortieth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xl];

    (2) Forty-first Report from the Committee [Implementing the Hague Programme on justice and home affairs], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 18th October; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xli]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Ministerial Correspondence]

    [Michael Connarty].

5    Foreign Affairs,—Eighth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2005-06], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1371] [Mike Gapes].

6    Northern Ireland Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Community Restorative Justice]; to be printed [No. 1706-i] [Sir Patrick Cormack].

7    Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Delivering digital tactical communications through the Bowman CIP programme]; to be printed [No. 1708-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

8    Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Research Council Institutes]; to be printed [No. 1307-ii] [Mr Phil Willis].

9    Statutory Instruments,—Thirty-seventh Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 35-xxxvii] [David Maclean].

10    Transport,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [The Ports Industry in England and Wales]; to be printed [No. 1700-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Bus Services across the UK]; to be published

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

11    Treasury,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [Government Actuary's Departmental Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2005-06]; to be printed [No. 1678-i]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [Royal Mint Departmental Annual Report 2005-06]; to be printed [No. 1679-i]

    [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 134]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at half-past Nine o'clock.

Adjournment,—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jonathan Shaw.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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